INJUSTICE 2 #46, WONDER WOMAN/CONAN #6 & MORE [Mini-Reviews]

 Batman And The Signal #2 CoverBATMAN AND THE SIGNAL #2/ Story by SCOTT SNYDER & TONY PATRICK/ Script by TONY PATRICK/ Art by CULLY HAMNER/ Colors by LAURA MARTIN/ Letters by DERON BENNETT/ Published by DC COMICS

Review by MATT MORRISON

Discovering some sort of link between himself and the other young metahumans of Gotham City, Duke Thomas uncovers an even greater secret tied to the foundations of Gotham City itself. I want to appreciate what Snyder and Patrick are doing with this series but the whole thing seems highly derivative of Snyder’s earlier Batman works. One wonders just how many secret societies and insane masterminds were involved in Gotham City’s construction at this point. The artwork is still fantastic and the link to Dark Nights Metal has finally been made clear but only the most devout Batman readers will have any hope of following this story.

 

Batman: Sins Of The Father #1 CoverBATMAN: SINS OF THE FATHER #1/ Written by CHRISTOS GAGE/ Art by RAFFAELE IENCO/ Colors by GUY MAJOR/ Letters by JOSH REED/ Published by DC COMICS

Review by MATT MORRISON

Set in the same universe as the Batman: The Telltale Series, this series depicts a young Bruce Wayne as he tries to rebuild the tarnished Wayne family name in the wake of allegations about his father while waging war on the organized crime that is eating away at the heart of Gotham City. Video game adaptation comics usually aren’t of the best quality. While there’s little in Gage’s script beyond the conceit of Thomas Wayne having a secret criminal past to differentiate this from any other “early days of Batman” story, that proves enough to make the action of this issue engaging and the detailed artwork by Raffaele Ienco looks fantastic. This series may not break any new ground but it’s good for what it is – a solid Batman story that continues the story of the game universe.

 

The Further Adventures Of Nick Wilson #2 Cover

THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF NICK WILSON #2/ Written by EDDIE GORODETSKY & MARC ANDREYKO/ Art by STEPHEN SADOWSKI/ Colors by HI-FI/ Letters by A LARGER WORLD STUDIOS/ Published by IMAGE COMICS

Review by MATT MORRISON

Former superhero Nick Wilson needs a job, but does he need one badly enough to go to work for his former arch-enemy? Despite a lack of traditional superheroic action, the second issue of this hilarious series proves as entertaining as the first. What’s impressive is that the issue avoids the obvious jokes inherent to a “What if Clark Kent had to work for Lex Luthor?” scenario while still hanging a lampshade as to what they are doing. The artwork by Stephen Sadowski and Hi-Fi is great too. I still love this book, even if they did misspell our site name when they quoted my last review on the back cover. 😉

 

Injustice 2 #46 CoverINJUSTICE 2 #46/ Written by TOM TAYLOR/ Pencils by DANIEL SAMPERE/ Inks by JUAN ALBARRAN/ Colors by REX LOKUS/ Letters by WES ABBOTT/ Published by DC COMICS

Review by MATT MORRISON

As two teams face down Ra’s Al Ghul’s Amazo robot, The Atom attempts to take the android out from the inside. Meanwhile, several of Ra’s allies begin to suffer a crisis of conscience regarding his ultimate aims. As usual, there is little I can say about the particulars of this issue beyond a general note of approval for how awesome the series is. Though the surprising twist at the end of this issue is hardly surprising for those readers who have been paying attention , it’s still enjoyable to have one mystery confirmed and the action of the issue is as fine as the artwork.

 

Wonder Woman Conan #6 CoverWONDER WOMAN/CONAN #6/ Written by GAIL SIMONE/ Pencils by AARON LOPRESTI / Inks by MATT RYAN/ Colors by WENDY BROOME/ Letters by SAIDA TEMOFONTE/ Published by DC COMICS

Review by MATT MORRISON

Diana has returned home to Themyscira, but her thoughts keep returning to the warrior Conan that she left behind to fight the twin goddesses of slaughter known as The Corvidae. Though given The Lariat of Hestia, can even Conan stand against an army of darkness alone… and will he have to? There is little else to say about this excellent series I have not said before. This final issue delivers a most fitting conclusion and if The Powers That Be at Marvel Comics have any sense, they will hire Simone and Lopresti to work on their upcoming Conan series.


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About Matt Morrison

Matt "Starman" Morrison is The Grand Exalted High Macha of Raspur - a non-existent but real-sounding country. He has been writing about comics since before the word "blogging" was coined. He enjoys acting, role-playing, movie-riffing and sarcasm. You can follow his adventures on Twitter, @GeekyGeekyWays.

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